Learn the Japanese Word "Saikin"

Japanese Students Reading Manga, Chion-ji Temple Park, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

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The Japanese word saikin -- pronounced "sigh-keen" -- is translated to mean "recently" or "lately". 

Japanese Characters

最近 (さいきん)

Example

Saikin kono manga wa totemo ninki ga aru.
最近この漫画はとても人気がある。

Translation: This manga is very popular lately.